Spinning circle Big letter B

Tim Lundgren is a partner on Varnum's Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources team. On energy issues, Tim represents clients before the Michigan Public Service Commission, including energy suppliers, marketers, manufacturers, agricultural processors, public entities and institutions, and trade associations representing competitive power supply and business interests. He also advises clients on developments in energy law and policy in Michigan, and assists them in the development of legislative proposals.

Tim works on natural resource development and environmental permitting matters, including permitting for mineral extraction and large energy developments. He has done extensive work on matters related to water quality and water supply and use, including discharge permitting, storm water compliance, and water withdrawal. He has assisted clients on permitting and compliance matters on wetlands, inland waterways, and on the Great Lakes, including spill response efforts.

Tim also works on air quality matters, including permitting and compliance. He has considerable experience addressing site remediation and cleanup at client-owned sites, and in negotiating with state and federal regulatory agencies and advising clients at multi-PRP sites. Tim also works in telecommunications law at the state and federal levels, where he assists municipalities and educational institutions on telecommunications matters, including cable franchising, construction and permitting of fiber optic systems, leasing of antenna towers, and a variety of FCC-related matters

Tim is a primary contributor to Varnum's blog on environmental matters.


  • 120 North Washington, Suite 300
    Lansing, MI 48933


  • Hope College, Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Colorado - Boulder, Masters
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, Ph.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan


  • Energy Michigan - Member
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association - Environmental Law Section
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association - Environmental Policy Committee, Air Quality Committee, and Energy Committee
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors - Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Administrative and Regulatory Law Section Council
  • State Bar of Michigan - Member
  • The Arc of Kent County - Board Member, 2013 - present
  • West Michigan Land Conservancy - Board Member, 2006-2012

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Water Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Water Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Water Law, Grand Rapids (2021)
  • Water Law, Grand Rapids (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Water Law

Areas of Concentration

Administrative & Regulatory Law related to: Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources, and Telecommunications

Your browser is not fully compatible with our automatic printer friendly formatting.

Please use the print button to print this profile page.

Spinning circle Big letter B